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Victory Against Chevron in Texas!

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd November, 2010 | No Comments

enviromental-group-leadersThis past May Luke Metzger, Director of Environment Texas, outlined in the Energy Program’s 2010 True Cost of Chevron Alternative Annual Report the lawsuit his organization initiated against Chevron for its repeated violations of the Clear Air Act. Less than 15 months later, Environment Texas has declared victory against one of the largest oil companies in the world.
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Updates on the Caravans to Cancun

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 22nd November, 2010 | No Comments

cartel cancunIClimate justice campaigners, environmentalists and social justice advocates from around the world will be arriving in Mexico over the next week, many joining the three caravans set to depart Acapulco, El Salto (Guadalajara) and San Luis Potosí, arrive in Mexico City and then travel on to Cancun, arriving December 3rd.
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Giving Thanks Part 7: Kevin Danaher Thanks Van Jones

Posted by in Featured on 22nd November, 2010 | No Comments

polaroid-van-jonesPart 7 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, today Global Exchange and Green Festivals Co-founder Kevin Danaher thanks his mentor, friend and colleague Van Jones. Read how one great green dude has impacted the other.
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Giving Thanks Part 6: Fair Trade Customers Spend Wisely

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 21st November, 2010 | No Comments

polaroid-custiesThis is Part 6 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, a Global Exchange exclusive highlighting individuals (chosen by Global Exchange staff members) who are contributing to our social justice work in some way. Today we thank our Fair Trade customers, a not forgotten force who help to empower & support Fair Trade artisans around the world.
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Giving Thanks Part 5: Equal Exchange, Partnering to Raise Fair Trade Awareness

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 19th November, 2010 | No Comments

thankyou-eeToday as Part 5 in the Giving Thanks series, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign Director Adrienne Fitch-Frankel thanks Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative based in Massachusetts, for stepping up to support something that started as just a little idea and has grown exponentially since.
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Holy Frack! Pittsburgh Bans Gas Drilling Through Rights-based Ordinance

Posted by in Community Rights on 18th November, 2010 | No Comments

Fracking FairytalePittsburgh has taken a stand against corporate power and has just become the first major U.S. city to adopt a rights-based ordinance that includes the legal rights for nature. Communities like Pittsburgh are discovering their lack of decision-making power in their own communities and are taking a stand through a rights-based approach. Pittsburgh’s ability to take on corporate injustice says a lot about the future of communities to truly stop unwanted harm rather than just postpone it.
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Giving Thanks Part 4: Making Long Lasting Connections with Anne Kelly & Mark Van Wormer

Posted by in Featured on 18th November, 2010 | 2 Comments

polaroid-anne-and-markFor today’s Giving Thanks series, Global Exchange’s Zarah Patriana thanks two past Reality Tours participants, Anne Kelly and Mark Van Wormer, fellow travelers she met on a delegation to Nicaragua.
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Giving Thanks Part 3: Big Mouths Deserve Big Thanks

Posted by in Featured on 17th November, 2010 | 11 Comments

polaroid-ray-and-mimiThis is Part 3 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, a Global Exchange exclusive highlighting individuals (chosen by Global Exchange staff members) who are contributing to our social justice work in some way. This series will culminate with a “Giving Thanks” video to be launched right here on Wednesday, November 24th. So please join us […]
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Giving Thanks Part 2: Debbie Bruell, a True Gem

Posted by in Donor Profiles, Featured on 16th November, 2010 | 1 Comment

polaroid-debbiePart 2 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, Global Exchange’s Corey Hill thanks Debbie Bruell, a true GEM. Read about Debbie’s ties with Global Exchange and why Corey chose to recognize Debbie.
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Giving Thanks Part 1: Ben & Jerry’s

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 15th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

polaroid-benandjerry1Part 1 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, Global Exchange Co-Founder and Executive Director Kirsten Moller thanks Ben & Jerry’s. Read about their great strides and why she chose to recognize Ben & Jerry’s.
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